States' Secretaries of State Are Tipping Balance of Power

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    Is everything and everyone involved in politics corrupt? My faith in the system diminishes on a daily basis.

    FOXNews.com - States' Secretaries of State Are Tipping Balance of Power
     
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    Interesting that you included select paragraphs to quote from the article, concentrating more on Democrats' alleged abuse of Secretary of States' power, and omitting any references included in the article to Kenneth Blackwell, or even the fact that the State of Massachusetts did indeed certify newly elected Senator Brown with no problem. You're a partisan hack of the first order. I urge everyone to read the entire piece, which actually opens with these two paragraphs, not just those portions that promote Boing Boing's personal agenda.

    In 2000 it was Katherine Harris, the secretary of state of Florida, who made critical decisions that helped swing the state Republican.

    In 2004 it was Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio's Secretary of State, who earned democratic wrath for ensuring a close Republican win.


    The Ohio election fraud is also discussed in detail further in the article.
     
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    I didn't quote the Al Franken bit because he was a Dem, I quoted it because it was the most recent. But you'd rather blather about me being a partisan hack. What an idiot.

    Pssst . . . did you note my comment before the article? Please point out where I said 'Dem'. It's wrong regardless of which side does it, hence my sentence 'my faith in the system diminishes on a daily basis'. Guess you missed that. And you call me a hack. :lol:
     
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    I didn't miss anything. You cherry-picked, which made it appear that this group of individuals got going on limiting the powers of secretaries of state only because of perceived manipulation by Democrats (even, gasp, the allegation that George Soros was involved).
     
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    Actually, Ken Black rejected democratic voter registrations suddenly purporting to enforce a regulation concerning the weight of the paper. Also failed to deliver sufficient numbers of voting machines to dem districts in Ohio during the 2004 election so that in dem districts people were standing in line up to 10 hours.

    And Katherine Harris (who also happened to head baby bush's florida campaign) manipulated the Florida election in 2000...

    and why did it take Franken so long to be certified?

    More fake outrage from the right.

    S'matter, fauxnews is complaining because maybe their repub secy's of state won't be able to manipulate the system any more?

    And honestly, I'm getting very bored of them takling about George Soros... but look who it IS who's talking about Soros... RUPERT MURDOCH's fauxnews. (how many media outlets does newscorp own again???) :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    thanks for staightening that out---I feel much better knowing that everyone does it.
     
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    The premise of the OP is using politics to manipulate the people.
     
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    our secretary of state sent reid a letter saying brown had won the election even though it takes 10 days to certify it. brown will be sworn in on 2/11.

    nikke tsongas won a special election in 2007. galvin sent the same leterr, and she was sorn in within 48 hours.

    did i mention tsongas is a democrat?
     
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    how long did it take them to certify Franken?
     
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    i'm sorry, minnesota's ineptitude is not my problem.

    tsongas was seated within 48 hours. she won with 51% of the vote.

    brown has to wait two weeks, and he won with 52% of the vote.

    try again.
    try again.
     

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